Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Being a Children's Story Teller - Part 1
In my first year of college, I took a "what should you do as a career" test. The answer came back that I was best equipped to tell stories to children! And that's what I love to do. But writing for children requires special skills, or you may lose your reader. For example, I must make sure that each sentence follows logically from the previous sentence, so I don't lose a slower reader, while keeping the writing style up to a level that will satisfy smart readers. It's a tricky game, but I always imagine a kid who is reading the book under his or her covers at night, and this inspires me to keep the writing level and suspense up.